Blueberry Spritzer

This Blueberry Spritzer recipe is a refreshing summer mocktail, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. If you’ve been following me and my recipes, you know I like easy. This yummy beverage is only three ingredients. Kids and and adults love it!

If you’re one of the lucky people heading to the beach or lake this weekend, put these ingredients on our grocery list now. If you’re like me and staying home, this recipe will hopefully will make you feel better. My Blueberry Spritzer uses Pomegranate Blueberry Juice, which is 100% juice with no added sugar. If you want to turn this recipe into a cocktail, add desired amount of vodka (be careful here).

Blueberries are a nutritional powerhouse. Tufts University conducted a study of 60 various fruits and vegetables and found that blueberries rated the highest for their antioxidant capabilities. Blueberries have been linked to so many health benefits. Areas of blueberries with blueberries show that they also may assist with improving brain health, cardiovascular health, aging  eyesight and more. One cup of blueberries has four essential nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese.

When purchasing blueberries, look for smooth, plump berries that are a deep purple or blue-black color. Refrigerate them as soon as you get home and wash before using. Most blueberries will last 7-10 days. If you want to grow your own, spring or fall is usually the best time to do this. Choose a sunny, well-drained location. Raised beds and containers work well if you don’t have good soil. Frozen blueberries are awesome too. Just defrost before using, unless you are adding them to a smoothie or smoothie bowl recipe.

Have a great weekend and enjoy! Alison

Blueberry Spritzer

Prep Times:

20 minutes

Yield:

4 servings

Ingredients:

3 cups blueberry-pomegranate juice
11/2 cups sparkling water
1 cup fresh blueberries
Ice cubes
Lime slices

Preparation:

1. For the spritzer, in a large pitcher combine blueberry-pomegranate juice and sparkling water; stir well.

2. Fill 4 tall glasses with ice. Pour spritzer into each glass; add blueberries, garnish each with a slice of lime, and serve.

13 thoughts on “Blueberry Spritzer”

  1. Love the sound of this. I make a similar version with cherry juice based on the studies about cherry relieving muscle soreness after workouts. It’s always nice to have a break from plain water. I love the addition of the whole fruit here.

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